Collection Title: Llangollen advertiser, Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and North Wales Journal (1860-1893)
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Military Appointments and Honours
Military Appointments and Honours. Lieut.-Colonel Lord Trevor, late 1st Life Guard-s, was on Monday gazetted temporary major in the Denbighshire Volunteer Regi- ment, 11 j or D. G- ?. b ent, ajor D., GEmble, late 5th V.B. South Lancashire Regiment, S. Wood, late lieutenant 2nd V.B. R. W.F., and A. Foulkes Roberts are gazetted temporary captains, H. P. Williams, F. Southern, H. Bedford, J. F. Burton, P. W. Brundrit, and E, E. Wood tempy. lieuts., and T. L. Carr, G. Kershaw, C. J. Astbury, G. B. JSehrena (late captain 2nd V.B. Man- chester Regiment), W. M. Jones, J. Roberts, and C. Morris (late lieut. 1st V.B. R.W.F.), tempy; second-lieutenants, and G. T. Royle as temporary lieut. and. adjutant, and E. Hughes as tempy. hon. lieut. and. quarter- master. The name of Major Frederick Alleyne Cor- field of Chatwall Hall, Leebotwood, appears in the New Year's Honours as being appointed to the Distinguished Service Order. Major -Corfielti, who is Deputy Assistant Quarter- master-General, was stationed in Jamaica when war was declared, but was ordered home and sent to France. He was given a staff appointment at the War Office in May, 1915, for a time, but returned to the front with the 30th Division, and was "mentioned" in l, ,va5-? mf.,ntionf.,d in despatches. Major G. R. D. Harrison, Montgomeryshire Yeomanry, clerk of the Montgomery County Council, and eldest son of the late Mr. G. R. D. Harrison, Fronllwvd, Welshpool, is secon- ded for duty with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. The "London Gazette" on Thursday noti- fied that the captaincy to which Lieut. T. L. Bonnor Maurice, Montgomeryshire Yeomanry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bonnor Maurice, Bodyn- foel, Llanfechain, carries precedence dating back to March 2, 1915, and not to July 1st last as originally announced. Major E. J. Bather, Royal Field Artillery, son of Mr. E. W. Bather, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, was included among local officers recently mentioned in despatches. Brev.-Major S. C. Waee, R.M.A., one of the four soldier sons of Mr. George Wace, Shrews- i bury, has been appointed, on the staff at the War Office. NMajor Wace has particularly distinguished himself in wireless telegraphy, and has been for some time in charge of a station overseas. He was recently mentioned in despatches, and his services recognised by promotion to his present rank. He has also been awarded the French Legion of Honour. Major A. T. Davis, 4th K.S.L.I. (T.F.), who is county surveyor of Shropshire, and who has served with the 2-4th K. S. L. I. since October 1st, 1914, has just resigned his com- mission. Captain W. H. Godsal, M. C., Durham Light Infantry, son of Major Philip Godsal, Isycosd Park, Whitchurch, is promoted to majority rank under date January 8. Major Godsal has seen considerable service in the present war. He was wounded, in the early stages, and besides winning the Military Cross, has been tv rieft --mentioned in despatches, \vJV,le he was recently appointed to the staff as a brigade major. Captain W. L. C. Kirby, 12th Lancers, who was aiutant of the Shropshire Yeomanry on the outbreak of war, but has since been temp. major of R.A. is now appointed D.A.Q.M.G. j He is in his 38th year, and. served with linpe- rial Yeomanry in South Africa, receiving Queen's med.al. His wife is the eldest daugh- ter cf Mr. Monro Walker, Pell Wall, Market Drayton. Lierfit. W. E. Delves-Broughton, Royal Artil- lery, son of the late Major-General W. E. Delves-Broughton, Bengal Army, and a kins- man of Sir H. J. Delves-Broughton, Dodding- ton Park, Nantwich, who was mentioned in despatches a year ago and at the same time awarded the Military Cross, has been given his captaincy, to date from August 8. Lieut. T. M. Lovett, Dragoons, of Henlle Hall, has been appointed A.D.C. to General the Hon. C. E. Bingham. Lieut. Lovett has seen service in France, and was invalided Jfome in August, 1915, suffering from shell Jhock. Lieut. F. C. Green-Price, Pembroke Yeo- manry, who is transferred to the Army Service Corps, is the elder son of the Rev. H. C. Green-Price, rector Bredenburv, Hereford- shirej and cousin of Sir R. H. Green-Price, Bart. Lieut. Robert Wynyard Powell, M.C., Can- adian Engineers, who has been awarded a bar j to the Military Cross awarded hini last July, is a grandson of Mr. Grant Powell, some time Under Secretary of State for Canada, and a j direct descendant of the Powells of Castle- wright in 1596, and who sold "the Bank" there is 1728. When in charge of a working party he carried on his* work during several days and nights with the greatest coolness j under heavy artillery and machine gun fire and frequent bombing attacks. He assisted the wounded, and set a fine example to his men. He was himself twice wounded during this period. The act which has now gained him j the bar was his display of great courage and j determination in digging a trench under very j heavy fire. Later, severely knocked about by ] a shell, he continued at his work, setting a splendid example of courage and coolness j throughout. Lieut. (tempy. Captain) R. H. J. Evans, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, second son' of Mrs. Evans, Fronygog, Machynlieth, is gazetted captain and to remain adjutant. Lieut. G. R. Sandbach, who has just been given his company, is a son of Mrs. Sandbach of Stonelegh, Rossett. Tempy/see. Lieut. Charles Bernard Wil- liams, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, eldest son. of Adlerman C. E. Williams, Bryntirion, Oswes- try, at present attached to the line, has been transferred to a service battalion, as also has Terapyi Sec. Lieut. Guy L. Davis, King's Shropshire Light Infantry, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Davis, Morda, Oswestry.
A private in the South Staffs. Regiment is reported to have recovered his speech through the shock of being kissed in public by a young lady. Public kissers are now said to be in great requisition in our military hospitals. The Food. Controller has decided that as from April 1 next the beer allowed to be • brewed under the Beer Rstriction Act shall be reduced to 70 per cent. of the output for the current financial year. This will lead to a marked increase of barley, sugar and other brewing ingredients available for food, and to a saving in tonnage, transport, labour and fuel. Corrlsponding restrictions are to be placed, upon the release of wines and spirits from bond.
AWARDS TO OFFICERS AND MEN
AWARDS TO OFFICERS AND MEN The Gazette announces the award of various military honours to the following (among other) officers and men in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in I the field:- DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER I BAR, i Lieut. (tempy. Captain) (acting Lieut.-Col.) Wiliam Henry Stanway, D.S.O., Royal Welsh Fusiliers, attd. Cheshire Regiment. For con- > spicuous gallantry in action. He handled his battalion in the attack with great courage and ability. He captured the position, inflicted much loss on the enemy, and took a large j number of prisoners. MILITARY CROSS. I Tempy. Captain Ian Alexander Baxter, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. For conspicuous gal- lantry in action. He displayed great cool- j' ness and courage in reorganising .the front line 'under heavy fire. He set a splendid example -throughout, Tempy. Sec.-Lieut. Harry Pritchard, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. For conspicuous gallantry in action. When all his men were wounded he remained with a sergeant and held his position. On another occasion he led an I offensive patrol and, bombed an enemy working party. Rev. David Cynddelw Williams, Army Chap- ¡ lains' Dept., attd. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He accompanied the battalion to the front line, and performed most valuable ser- II vice in the rescue and tending of the wounded under an intense fire. He has on many pre- j vious occasions done fine work. Pte. Claude Cockle, Royal Engineers, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Cockle, Mardol, I Shrewsbury. For conspicuous bravery under shell fire. DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL. L.-Corpl. G. W. Howes, Royal. Engineers, a, j native of Brymbo, and before the war an I electrician at the Brymbo Steel Works. I MILITARY MEDAL. Driver Ernest George Davies, Royal Field t Artillery, eldest son of Mrs. John Davies, for- j merly of Bicton, Shrewsbury, who enlisted in I February, 1915, for bravery in the field. This consisted of a plucky incident in going out I and staying under heavy shell fire in ordar to I repair wires. Sergt.-Major H. Pugh, King's Shropshire Light Infantry, late of the Folley, Overton- on-Dee, who distinguished himself at Quadri- I lateral on September 16, 1916, by his courage j and fine example during an attack, clearing out a number of German dug-outs and killing or capturing the occupants. L.-Corpl. Gilbert Salmon, Royal Engineers, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Salmon, St. Martins, for conspicuous gallantry in action. The enemy sprung a mine upon our men,, and Corpl. Salmon, by means of the rescue apparatus, succeeded in rescuing three of his comrades. He then persevered with j artificial respiration for an hour and thus saved the life of one of the rescued. Before | enlisting he attended two courses of St. John's Ambulance lectures given by Major J. D. S. Lloyd, Chirk, in St. Martins C.E. school, and I gained his certificate and voucher.
I r Shipowners Gift of f20000
r Shipowner's Gift of f20,000, I MÈMORIAI. TO FALLEN WELSHMEN Mr. R. J. Thomas, of Garreglwyd, Holyhead, a I well-known shipowner, has given" £ 20,000 to start | a memorial fund for the men of North Wales I who have fallen in the war, and he has ex- ) pressed a wish that the memorial should take j the form of new science buildings, with special provision for agriculture, in the University Col- i' lege of North Wales. The King has signefied his approval of the project, and a general committee for North Wales and the Welsh communities of London, Liverpool and Manchester is being formed to carry the scheme through. Among those sign- ing the appeal for subscriptions towards the scheme are Lord Penrhyn, Lord Boston, Lord 1 Kenyon, Lord Mostyn, and Lord Harlech. L .—————
Llansilin Farmers Tragic Death f
Llansilin Farmers Tragic Death. f The death occurred under tragic circumstances on Tuesday week of Mr. John Hughes, Der- wendeg, Liansilin. He was carrying hay from I the Dutch barn, when a big load of ha.1 fell upo.n him causing his death by suffocation, a verdict to this dfct being returned at the in- quest held by Mr. Coroner Kenrick on Thurs- day. An ardent Oddfellow, he was one of the founders of the Owain Glyndwr lodge, of which he had acted as treasurer for the past five sears. He was also a Churchman, and had served the office of churchwarden during the past five years. The funeral, which was largely attend- ed, took place at Liansilin. on Saturday.
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PRESENTATION TO MILITARyl j HEROES AT OSWESTRY I
PRESENTATION TO MILITARyl j HEROES AT OSWESTRY. I GENERAL CAMPBELL AND I MAJOR F. LONGUEVILLE. i Great ijitsj'
Unity of control has been-established on the j Russo-Rumanian front in the person of the Russian General Gurko. • At a meeting at Chirk on Saturday, under! the auspices of the War Agricultural Com- mittee, canvassers were appointed to ascer- tain the number of persons prepared to take allotments and to keep pigs providing the necessary land could be obtained. Not far short of 920 was realis3d by a whist drive and dance at Llansilin on Friday for sending comforts to local men serving v ith the forces. The prize winners were Miss Jessie Roberts, Tanycoed, and Mr. W. T. Edwards, j Wemolen.
i MILITARY BOXiNG ATI OSWESTRY 1 1 IIII
i MILITARY BOXiNG AT OSWESTRY, -.1 1. I,III.. There was only a meagre attendance at the fort, nightly boxing display at the Drill Hall, Oswestry, on Friday night, this being doubtless due to the unfavourable weather conditions, many of the so later s preleiring the shelter of their huts to the cold blasts without. At the top of the bill was a 15 three-minute founder bat-we-em Alec Powell, Birkenhead, who lost an eye :n the Dardanelles, and, Billy Jones, the 10 stone pit-boy champion of Mountain Ash; but the | contest only proceeded as far as the fourth round, which had not been in progress many seconds when Powell caught his opponent- a beautifully clean right upper-cut in the solar plexis as the pair were cam. ing away from a clinch. The South Walian went down and rolled over a few times white Betelee iiob Tolley counted him out. The- evening's programme opened with a ten- j round contest betweoecn Pte. Rhys. Lloyd and Pte. George Main-waring, both of Wrexham, and attached' to the R. W.F. In the second round MainwarlIJg. with a short, right hook to the jaw, had his man i down for a count of three, when the gong was sounded, thus saving the situation. Main waring j took the points in the third meeting and shared tbeim in the net session, but the succeeding round j proved the last, Lloyd losing his self-control, drop. I ped his hands and presented an opening which bis opponent quickly turned TO account with another short rignt-han.d hock which sent Lloyd reeling to the ground and ccmp-eliled him to take the lull count. What was expected to be- a tit-bit, but which proved something in tbe feature- of a farce, was the meeting over a 10-rcund course of Seirgrt. Brodwiclc, who won for two years in succession tbíe, light-weight champions-hip of India, and Sergt. Stuart, the army Ught-weigbc champion of the midlands. Both cn tered the ring sadly out of condition: their blows i
N FOOTBALL I
N FOOTBALL. < LOYAL NORTH L.A.NCg. v.R,.W.F inepe teams mcr. en (Saturday on ttle ground or the latter and a hard game resulted in a win for the Welshmen. Great interest was taken in the match throughout the campanili among those were Brig.-General Buchanan and his stafl and the officers of the L.N.L. and R.W.F. The opening exchanges were of an even character, but it was not long before the forwards of the R. W .F. asserted themselves, their pretty combined efforts having the effect of pinning their opponents in their own half. Lloyd, at o-utside left; took two men to watch him and he was a great source of worry to the defence. From a corner kick. the ball came to Lloyd and he drove it into the net, the goalkeeper having no chance of saving it. Urged on by their supporters, the Welshmen made still greater efforts, Rowlands, the centre forward, dash- ing down the centre with tihe ball aA Ms 'toes. In the penalty ,area hew-as fouled and from the re- sultant kick by Owen, the left half-back, another goal was ed?fd. m?klns th? FusUlers two up.s The Lanes, then beiliN('d themselves and &tteT fine, dashing pi-ay by their forwards a goal was scored from a corner kick. The game was restarted witih the Lanos. playing down the bill, their centre-forward, P'ckup, pla-yinf va-liantly but evidently being in want of training t. crown the fine movements carried out by the I-e. mainder of his vanguard. A little feeling towards the end of the game was introduced and the crowd l surged on the field. This really shows the fighting spirit of the tredps in camtp and did not in any way interfere with the- enjoyment of the game. The Welsh d-afcnc-e played grandly and averted. another score, the game ending in a win for them by 2 l goals to 1. For the winners Lloyd and Goofile, as in every J match they have ployed throughout t season. ->"f,re- j the personification' of flrst-clas? forwards. Rowlands, j a-t centre forward,, WAS unselfish and dashing, while I Owen Jones, inside leJt. and Meades, outside right, I worked very hard, Sec.Lieut, feilham, at cautre. half, proved himself, although only recently play, ¡ ing in the team, to be a ve.ry hardy player; Owen, the left half, did two men's work, Sec.-Lieut. Hol- land also working hard. The backs, Sergt. Evans and Pte. Lloyd, did excellently, a remark which also applies tiC> the goalkeeper, We-stfey. The Lnncs. should really have made a draw of the match. They, just lacked sufficient finish at the critical moment. They were best served by Bireh.all, right back and Dempsey of PMaton Vorth End, right half-back, these ,wo- being lesnojisiftle for defeating severat attacks" by the Fm !&' left wing. Burgess lull. back, the captMn. rp'e-s, left half-back, Black, ledge and Bolton the left wing, and Rigby, ins.ids right spared no effort. They worked tremendously hard 'and were un-tortunate to find they had been the losers. Corporal Vickers wa,s most agile lu go,. i cud saved several hot, shots. The Lanes, are to be con- doled with, especially bearing in mind that eveli of the side have been in FriMiiee and only returned cur- ing tllo last three months. The on the ether hand. are to be congratulated en %,Ilinrg ¡.h-} camp league. The R. V band was I;rt,eTt ati(t- piayed during the .'nterv t-1 and later feft iW fie playing "See the '.Conquering Hero Comes." The-' R. W F. have a wonderful record, and one that 19 pro,b,al,ly unequalled throughout 'the country for garrison football. It is as followsPI,ayed 11, won 11, losto, Qrrawn 0, goals for, 87, against 6; points 22.
Church Parades at Park Hall
Church Parades at Park Hall. Some of the church parade services held in Camp are interesting from a, musical point of view. The South Lanes, hold their parade service at No. 4 Y.M.C.A. hut, and their band, which is one of the best in Camp, ac- companies the singing throughout. To make the music suitable for a church service som-e of the heavier instruments are left out and reed instruments are substituted. This has a. very pleasing effect, and the responses and. versiclea are played almost as if it were done by an organ in a church. The Liverpool Scottish band on church parades while away the time when waiting for the chaplain by discoursing selections from grand opera, and the other Sunday they obliged with the Intermezzo from "Cavillera flusticana," played excel- lently. The Cheshires attend church parade services at Whittirigton parish church, and every Sunday, as the troops march in, the ba.nd Splays a selection from "Les Cloches de Corn- ville. It is about time, however; they played something else for a change. Perhaps their reason for keeping to the same tune is that the chaplain and others interested might know that it is the Chesbires who have arrived, and not the Welsh!
At a meeting of Denbighshire Appeal Tri- bunal, yesterday, the appeals of David Lloyd Ellis, Church-street, Llanrhaiadr, and Thoe. J. Edwards, Glyn Ceiriog, were refused.